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Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak, Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne and NDP Leader Andrea Horwath.
Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak, Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne and NDP Leader Andrea Horwath.
(FRANK GUNN, GALIT RODAN AND NATHAN DENETTE/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Provincial parties sidestep transparency questions

All three political parties at Queen’s Park are hedging on the question of whether more light should be shone on their caucus spending.

Responding to The Globe and Mail’s report on Thursday that a gap in transparency rules allowed millions of public dollars to be quietly directed to Liberal insiders during Dalton McGuinty’s time in office, neither the government nor the opposition would commit to making more such payments public, tightening rules on how they are awarded, or making the payments subject to freedom-of-information requests.